March Fundraising Campaign

It’s that time of year when traditionally we reach out to our supporters and ask for contributions to our March fundraising campaign

The past year was another tough one for everyone. The pandemic continues to present challenges in many ways.

In spite of these challenges, we are grateful to report that due to our generous supporters, EYLE had another productive year.  We still managed to provide safe and effective virtual tutoring to eighty students.  While this number was down (but modestly) from past years, we nevertheless again managed to exceed our provincial government’s performance measures.  Best of all, the independent charity watchdog Charity Intelligence once more ranked EYLE as a Top 10 Impact Charity across Canada, for social value – meaning your donation dollars make a real difference to the community.

By way of just a few examples, your donations were and will be allocated to fund:

  • the professional assessment of students identified as potentially suffering from a learning disability, so that our tutors might better assist those students
  • welcome packages for new students that include basic learning supplies that all too frequently are luxuries for our students
  • student workshops that cover such topics as internet safety, test taking tips, essay writing, and time management skills
  • an increase in our hours of operations, so that we can offer a greater range of hours and so availability to accommodate the very different working and family responsibilities of our students

To close, we also are happy to report that owing to the generosity of our supporters, we continue to be financially stable. However, we always welcome donations.  We know from past experience that we cannot take for granted our financial health. As well, for some of you, a March donation to EYLE now is an annual custom (many thanks!). Rest assured that all donated monies will be used as we know our donors would expect – to further the needs of our students.

To make a donation:

By cheque:  payable to East York Learning Experience and mail to:  East York Learning Experience 266 Donlands Ave., Toronto, ON M4J 5B1  Online:  click on the ‘Donate Now’ button.

With COVID cases rising, EYLE will be temporarily discontinuing onsite tutoring as of Monday, November 23rd until further notice. In the meantime, all tutoring sessions, intakes and matches will take place online. Keeping it safe! 

Special Announcement November 2021:  East York Learning Experience is honoured to have once again been named a Top 10 Canadian Impact Charity by Charity Intelligence.  We also made the grade as a Top 5 Toronto Impact Charity and Top 100 Charity.  Congratulations to all program members (students, volunteers and staff), our funders, and other community supporters.

Our Mission

‘EYLE’s adult literacy, numeracy and digital literacy programs transform lives and enhance self-worth by empowering individuals to reach their full potential.’

We help adults improve their reading, writing, basic math and digital literacy skills.   Operating as a charity in East Toronto since 1987, we have helped over eleven hundred adults build better lives.

Our clients meet weekly in one-to-one sessions with trained, volunteer tutors.  They follow an individualized training plan to meet their literacy goals.

Did you know?

42% of Canadian adults between 16-65 years have low literacy skills.  They can not read or write well enough to:

  • apply for jobs
  • read a newspaper
  • write a letter
  • fill out forms
  • do banking

Our services are free to clients because of the generous support of our funders and private donors.

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.